Creating the Competitive Edge through Human Resource Applications

  • Richard J. Niehaus
  • Karl F. Price

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Normand W. Green
      Pages 3-5
  3. Reshaping the Organization for the Twenty First Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Charles H. Fay, Richard W. Beatty
      Pages 9-16
    3. Valerie B. Bowles, Arthur R. Riles Jr.
      Pages 35-46
    4. Kenneth D. Mackenzie
      Pages 63-81
  4. Coping with Major Organizational Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. D. M. Atwater, E. S. Bres III, R. J. Niehaus
      Pages 119-136
    3. E. S. Bres III, R. J. Niehaus, F. J. Sharkey, C. L. Weber
      Pages 137-148
  5. Organizational Downsizing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. John R. Marshall, Rodney B. Plimpton
      Pages 161-167
  6. Evaluating the Human Resource Function

  7. Impact of Corporate Culture on Future Human Resource Practices

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 265-272

About this book


This volume is the proceedings of a symposium entitled "Creating the Competitive Edge Through Human Resource Applications" which was held at Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island on Jtm.e 16-19, 1987. The meeting was sponsored by the Research Coomi ttee of the Human Resource Plarming Society (HRPS). In developing the agenda, the Research Committee built upon the format of the first HRPS research symposium on "Strategic Human Resource Plarming Applications" held at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. The intent in both meetings was on the linkage of the state-of-practice with the state-of­ the-art. Particular attention was placed on research studies which were application oriented so that member organizations can see examples of ways to extend current practices with the knowledge presented by the applications • The meeting has sessions on: (1) Reshaping the Organization for the Twenty-first Century, (2) Coping with Major Organizational Change, (3) Organization Downsizing, (4) Evaluating the Human Resource Function and (5) The Impact of Corporate Culture on Future Human Resource Practices. Thirty papers were presented with discussion sessions at appropriate points in the meeting. This volume contains twenty one of these papers along with an introductory paper. A short summary is also provided at the begirming of each major subdivision into which the papers are arranged.


Design Nation Transformation environment human resources knowledge management

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Niehaus
    • 1
  • Karl F. Price
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of the Chief of Naval OperationsUSA
  2. 2.Towers, Perrin, Forster and CrosbyPhiladelphiaUSA

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